What is the truth about media reports that claim the Canadian government withheld scientific studies about viruses in farmed salmon?

The media reports refer to a ten-year old study that was not released because the main co-authors disagreed on conclusions based on the data. The research has not been peer-reviewed nor published. To understand the facts on this issue we recommend reading research that has passed the rigour of a peer-review and is based on most recent data. Over the last decade, Piscine orthoreovirus (“PRV”) has been widely researched in BC, Washington and Alaska, and scientific consensus has concluded that the virus poses minimal risk to fish health.